Saturday, February 6, 2016

My Neighbor Totoro Surprise

My Neighbor Totoro Surprise

It's COLD and I have a COLD

Even the best-laid plans often fail and for me this past week everything I had planned never happened because I have had a severe cold all week.  Not only have I had a cold but my entire family has been sick.  You know how it begins, the young one goes off to school, she picks up a bug at school, brings it home, gives it to the rest of us and then she gets better and we are all sick.  Also, the low temperatures here are not helping matters at all.  We have been getting down to as low as 2 degrees F, that's cold...

So long story short, we did not get to make our cream teacups but they are still on our things to do list for next week!  I promise to get them made and share them here on my blog as soon as possible. Until then I wanted to share something else with you today.  You never know what you might run into when you roam around South Korea.  Recently I was headed to Seoul for a mini vacation with my hubby and I traveled via the metro.  The metro is a subway/rail system here in Korea.  I decided to get off the metro at Yongsan not realizing that this was actually the station at iPark Mall.  

iPark Mall is a massive mall in Seoul.  Once I got off the metro I was surrounded by a massive building and I had no idea even how to exit the building.  I sat off looking for an exit and on my way out I ran into a toy store.  This was one of the biggest toy stores I have ever seen in my life.  In the windows out front were massive My Neighbor Totoro displays.  I love Hayao Miyazaki and I adore his animations and movies.  So I simply had to run inside and see what this was all about!!!

The Totoro Shop was all the way in the back but I simply had to snap some photos before running back outside to meet my hubby,  he was picking me up there to take me back to our hotel.  

I so enjoyed seeing these sights so I wanted to share them on my blog. 

This was a display window outside the store. 

Another window display

These were items in display cases. 

This was a giant Totoro inside the store.  

This last one was my favorite.  In the movie, My Neighbor Totoro, the cat is a bus.  This one was actually big enough for several adults to sit inside of it.  Although, I am pretty sure they would never have allowed it.  

See the giant Lego Man behind him? 

If you have never seen any of Hayao Miyazaki's movies you have truly missed out.  He is an amazing artist. 

Here are a few of his titles. 

Kiki's Delivery Service
Howl's Moving Castle
My Neighbor Totoro

and there are many more....

He has been compared to Disney however, he certainly has his own style and his story are quite touching. 

Hope you enjoyed!

Hugs, Beverly

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